[alac] Draft Declaration of Principles (Last Version 19/09/2003)
The Last version of Draft Declarion of Principles.. some interesting articles:
2)[1)] Information and communication infrastructure [:an essential
foundation for the information society]
15.  Connectivity is a central enabling agent in building the
Information Society. [Universal,] [ubiquitous] [, equitable] and affordable
access to ICT infrastructure and services, including access to power, and
postal services, constitutes one of the primary challenges of the
Information Society and must be an objective of all stakeholders involved
in building it, in conformity with the domestic legislation of each country.
6) Enabling environment
39. [44.] [The international management of the Internet should be
multilateral, transparent and democratic, with the full involvement of
governments, the private sector, civil society and international
organizations. It should ensure an equitable distribution of resources,
facilitate access for all and ensure a stable and secure functioning of the
Internet, taking into account multilingualism.
40. The management of the Internet encompasses both technical and policy
issues. The private sector has had and will continue to have an important
role in the development of the Internet [at the technical level].
41. Policy authority for Internet-related public policy issues should be
the sovereign right of countries.
42. [Internet issues of an international nature related to public policies
should be coordinated
a) between governments and other interested parties.
b) through/by appropriate intergovernmental organizations under the UN
c) as appropriate on an intergovernmental basis.
d) through/by appropriate international organizations.
e) through appropriate and mutually agreed international